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Competition Act & the Canadian telecommunications industry

George N. Addy

Competition Act & the Canadian telecommunications industry

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by George N. Addy

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Published by Industry Canada in [Ottawa] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Canada.,
  • Competition, Unfair -- Canada.,
  • Telecommunication -- Law and legislation -- Canada.,
  • Restraint of trade -- Canada.,
  • Monopolies -- Canada.,
  • Antitrust law -- Canada.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby George N. Addy to Institute for International Research Telecommunications Conference, Toronto, March 29, 1994.
    ContributionsCanada. Bureau of Competition Policy., Canada. Industry Canada., Institute for International Research. Telecommunications Conference
    The Physical Object
    Pagination15 p. ;
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16872848M

    Second, the Commission had to establish standards that would urge cable operators to fulfill their customer service requirements within days of enactment of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of The Role of Industry Regulation A factor that obviously may influence the growth of competition is regulatory action. The rankings shift noticeably if you judge in terms of total sales revenue. The Stentor companies have diligently complied with all the conditions of competition.

    Canada has excellent communications. Will we be able to provide the same level of innovation we have in the past? We developed the world's first national data network and then the first packet network. We'd like to provide that innovation to you in 24 hours. The rankings shift noticeably if you judge in terms of total sales revenue. If a government department asks us to include the cost of training, maintenance and service as part of a single price on long distance, we could not bid on this contract and yet competitors can.

    Our competitors can. With its long distance to the contiguous United States, Alaska makes infrastructure complicated. Today, there are six companies providing service on a nationwide basis and several regional players. In particular, they said, competitors would have no chance of surviving unless they could connect, at least temporarily, to the established companies' networks—something the Baby Bells resisted in numerous ways. Inthe Telecommunications Policy Review Panel and inthe Competition Policy Review Panel which were both expert panels appointed by the federal government, issued recommendations in favour of such amendments. Rather, violation of 2 of the Sherman Act depends upon a showing of anticompetitive or predatory conduct.


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Competition Act & the Canadian telecommunications industry book

Telecommunications in Canada

The Federal Communications Commission regulated rates on long-distance calls between states, while state regulators had to approve rates for local and in-state long-distance calls. The jury is still out on whether competition has had a significant impact on prices.

With its long distance to the contiguous United States, Alaska makes infrastructure complicated. The United States House of Representatives passed the bill on September 17, voting —and the United States Senate passed it on September 22, voting 74— Here in Canada we have built a dynamic telecommunications industry with a strong international presence.

Sprint is twelfth-largest. In Februarythe Competition Bureau announced that it had cleared the transaction. Bell Canada, the largest of the Stentor companies, is only twenty-fifth. At the end of the s, it was still too early to assess the impact of the new law.

But they said the telephone monopoly effectively shut them out by refusing to allow them to interconnect with its massive network. In contrast, larger companies dealing with equipment and services tend to be havens for conservative, income -focused investors.

In its Triennial Review Order, the FCC also eliminated unbundling obligations of incumbent local providers for certain newly deployed, high-capacity loops. If we needed a graphic illustration of the importance of alliances, we had that last week when Charles Sirois noted that Juri Koor, the President of Callnet, and one of Teleglobe's fiercest competitors, also participates in an alliance with Teleglobe through one of its subsidiaries for the purposes of consolidating certain aspects of market share.

In our view, it would be particularly unwise to impose dramatic new duties to assist rivals under the general antitrust laws in a context where Congress has provided for such duties under a legislatively calibrated system. Individual companies or industry segments naturally clamor for government action that benefits them individually.

If we look at what all our speakers have been saying about competition today, what we have learned is that competition has a deeper meaning than a simple race for market share.

During his years at Princeton University, Einstein taught a popular physics course. We are acknowledged world leaders in speech recognition technology.

When this happens, telecommunication companies either suffer or adapt, incorporate the new technology and grow rapidly as consumers buy the latest equipment. Furthermore, according to press reports, some cable companies are running tests and hope to offer VOIP service to their customers within the next few years.

Canada is the most plugged-in nation on earth, despite the fact that we have the world's second-largest geographic area. The regulation would require a cable operator to construct "reasonable limits" on the number of subscribers they could reach.

It is a privilege to take part in today's program. But many telecom sectors have seen significant changes since the passage of the Act.

Services include very high-speed Internet access, on-line access to the province's daily newspapers and links to an on-line phone store. It said the regional monopolies had to allow new competitors to link with their networks.

The Department of Justice has played a major role in the process. Recent articles have reported progress in delivering high-speed Internet using utilities' power-line facilities.Canadian Communication Law. Telecommunications and broadcasting have always been regulated under separate legislation in Canada (although the two sectors of the communications industry are regulated by one body, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, hereinafter referred to as the "Commission" or the "CRTC").

Commission) to report on the status of competition in the telecommunications industry to the Legislature by August 1 of each year. On February 23,information requests were sent to the ten incumbent local exchange companies and competitive local exchange companies.

Telecommunications In Canada

Canadian communication systems include satellite communications, national data networks, optical fibre networks, cellular telephony, cable TV, and virtually universal Internet access.

Communications have always played a large role in Canadian affairs and the subject. industry and relates these issues to the characteristics of the industry as out­ lined in Chapters 1 As noted above, this book was prepared in order to provide an overview of the Canadian telecommunications industry.

What Is the Telecommunications Sector?

As the research progressed it became apparent that available data sources and industry studies did not. The goal of the Act was to introduce competition into all segments of the industry for the benefit of consumers with the result that invasive regulation could be reduced; however, where meaningful, sustainable competition has not emerged some form of regulation will remain.

Competition and Regulation in Telecommunications Industry Li Enhan SUPERVISOR Dr. Carlos Górriz López Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Departament de Dret Privat Facultat de Dret Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONAuthor: Li Enhan, Carlos Górriz López.